The 5-foot-8 senior won a pair of individual titles at the Class 5A meet this past season, leading the Sartons to fourth place as a team. Rizek broke the tape in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.02 seconds, then took gold in the javelin with a personal-best and state-record throw of 134 feet, 6 inches. At this month’s Great Southwest Classic, she took fifth in the heptathlon with 4,292 points. The state’s returning Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Rizek clocked New Mexico’s fastest times in the 100 and 300 hurdles times this spring, including an all-class state record and personal-best 14.39 in the former, and her PR in the javelin ranked as the nation’s No. 95 throw in 2018 among prep competitors at the time of her selection. She graduates as a four-time state champion in the 300 hurdles.
Rizek has maintained a 3.72 GPA in the classroom and will attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall, where she will compete in track and field.
An active member of her school’s campus ministry mission, Rizek led a Make-A-Wish Foundation of America campaign that raised over $10,000 in a single week.